Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that it is a pleasure to work with manager Igor Tudor at PAOK. The striker moved to the club in the summer on a one-year contract.
At three years of age, he is on his last legs in terms of a football career. However, he is confident of making an impact once again at a new club. Berbatov has been in the limelight for the last decade with clubs like Tottenham and Manchester United forming the base of a very successful career. After having last played for Monaco, the striker has decided to take on a new challenge in the form of PAOK.
One of the aspects that convinced the Bulgarian striker to move to Greek football was the presence of manager Tudor, who is known for his spell with Italian club Juventus as a defender. The Croatian has a lot of presence on the international scene and owner Ivan Savvidis also appears to have done his part to persuade Berbatov to join the club. PAOK have suffered in terms of form over the last few weeks and it has seen them go winless in the last four games. As a result, they have dropped outside the Champions League qualification places for the time being.
“He is hungry to work and it shows in his approach to the tasks at hand, in the way he conducts training sessions.
His method feels close to the typical Italian style of coaching. That is only natural when you consider he played for Juventus for a long time,” said the striker about the coach.“Dortmund are the favourites but we can’t be underestimated. We have some good young players. Dortmund are playing some lovely football, scoring a lot of goals and they have great players. But the atmosphere will be incredible, both teams will have 11 players on the pitch, and it remains to be seen who will prevail,” said Berbatov about the upcoming game.